FAMILY TAKES ARLINGTON BEATING VICTIM OFF LIFE SUPPORT
Donates His Organs
December 18, 2009
(ARLINGTON, WA) – The family of a Marysville man who was brutally beaten at 4th & Olympic in downtown Arlington last weekend has taken him off life support and donated his organs as had been his wish.
The family of Elliot Carbajal spent five days in the hospital at his bedside before making the decision to take him off life support Thursday.
Police say Carbajal was leaving a bar when he got into a fight with a 40-year-old man and his 21-year-old son for reasons that are still not known.
Carbajal's family says he suffered cardiac arrest from being choked and that he also suffered head injuries from the beating.
The father and son were identified as Robert L. Carlson, the father, and Robert J. Carlson the son. The father faces first-degree assault charges but that could soon be upgraded to murder. The son is being held on other warrants while police investigate his role in the beating that led to Carbajal’s severe injuries.